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Pennsylvania Wetlands Replacement Project

The Department of Environmental Protection, in cooperation with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), developed and implements a program to facilitate the creation and restoration of environmentally productive wetlands in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Wetland Replacement Project (PWRP) provides a mechanism by which DEP will assist permit applicants in meeting the wetland replacement/mitigation requirements associated with Chapter 105 Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permits. The project will ease administrative and financial burdens associated with small wetland replacement areas while maintaining appropriate levels of environmental protection for significant wetland resources. The project furthers the goals of the department to ensure that mitigation efforts are effective, productive and beneficial.